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Hi everyone.

The sunshine Monday morning was quite a delight. It can freeze as long as the sun’s shining. What a difference a day makes.  

Don’t forget your ladies, gentlemen. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, Friday the 14th, observed in honor of Saint Valentine, a priest. 

I know working sometimes absorbs one’s thoughts, however, the things you do for your loved ones remain with them for a lifetime. I still have every rosebud my dear Charlie gave me for more than 25 years, as well as the card from each year.

The last one he gave me 10 days prior to his death. As sick as he was, he managed to get me a beautiful card; that was Charlie! If you have a pattern of doing something special on this holiday, please continue; you’ll be glad you did. 

As I looked outside to the pond over the weekend, it was so unique to see the geese "walking" across the ice-frozen pond. In a way it was kind of sad, because they are normally standing in the water. On the other hand, they may have been having fun. Either way, it was an entertaining morning.  

At this time, I would like to wish my son-in-law,  "old" David Kidd, a happy birthday! It was this Monday. I hope and pray there are many more to come, buddy. 

This past weekend, Mr. Bill and I went to his church’s Valentine’s banquet at Clopton United Methodist Church. The amazing youth department provided all the services and hospitality and did a fabulous job.  Mr. Steve Davis was recognized for organizing the banquet. Ronnie Twisdale and family provided the entertainment. They are a very friendly congregation. 

We still have another banquet to attend this coming Saturday night at my church, Covington Church of Christ. Speaking of my church, Sunday evening following services, we shared a special birthday party for Mr. John Dickey, who turned 90 last week. 

He invited several special guests, among which was Gladys Whitley, a dear friend of mine. I used to do her hair, few years back. We all had a wonderful time.     


Salem Presbyterian Church 

Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister.  

Salem Women's Ministries is presenting Emily Breen a “Partners in Ministries” award in recognition of the many years of dedicated service to the work of the women.  

Salem Sweetheart Banquet will be this Friday, the 14th, at 7 p.m.  Donations will be taken for the Appalachia Mission Team. Nursery will be provided. Please RSVP to Kim Gray at 494-2542. 

The Brice Fite Game and Fish Supper will be Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.  Dr. Alan Houston will be the speaker.     

The young marrieds will meet Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Patton’s home. Please bring finger foods. Wednesday night suppers will begin Feb. 19. 

                                                                                                                                 Sharon Presbyterian Church 

Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We welcome all members, friends and visitors. 


Prayers for Kimberly Bascomb, Jean Harris, Brian Holland, Mary Kirk, Martha McQuiston, Edgar Moses, Danny Salmon, Marvin Turnage and John Wallace. 


Open Door Baptist Church 

Pastor Donald K. Tabb is minister. Sunday morning worship is at 11 and Sunday evening worship at 6, with Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m. The church phone number is 901-461-5762.You may visit us on our website at www.opendoorbaptisttipton.org. The church is located one mile east of Highway 14 at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek Road. Everyone is always welcome.  


In closing, Mr. Bill, his son Paul and I went to Wyatt Earp’s Steakhouse last Friday night .We all had filet mignon. It was absolutely the best! The owner, Mr. Adam Kelley, has opened a gold mine. Not only was the food to die for, but the waitresses were all so sufficient and friendly. I’m definitely going back! Thanks also to Debbie Neal, Bill’s daughter for Sunday lunch. She cooks every Sunday. She said: "Be here every Sunday unless I call."  


Enjoy the sunshine. 


Until next week!  


The widows’ meeting at Atoka Baptist Church on Highway 51 at noon on Saturday, the 15th.  All widows are welcome. Lunch will be served.

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